John Paczkowski

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Microsoft-AOL: Where Is Your God Now?

Microsoft (MSFT) and Time Warner (TWX) are finally getting around to finishing up the joint venture talks they began back in … oh, September of 2005. While no transaction is imminent, the two companies are said to be “casually” discussing a possible combination of Microsoft’s online operations and AOL–perhaps even at this very moment. Silicon Alley Insider reports that executives from both companies were scheduled to meet in Seattle sometime today.

Meanwhile, Yahoo (YHOO) continues to pursue its own discussions with AOL. With its annual shareholder meeting fast approaching, the struggling Internet company is scrambling for something, anything, with which to distract shareholders from the travesty of the past few months.

News of developing talks between Microsoft and AOL, and AOL and Yahoo, was first reported in BoomTown on Monday.

Twitter’s Tanking

December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik